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Odisha has huge scope to become driver of Indian economy: FC

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

The Fifteenth Commission Monday said Odisha has a huge scope to become a of India's economic progress.

"Odisha has a huge scope in terms of becoming a and among front leaders of India's economic development process," 15th Commission N K told reporters here.

said: "It (Odisha) has lagged behind, no doubt. We will try to see how this can best be addressed, and the role of commission which can play in this regard."

was here Monday for starting the commission's three-day consultation programme during which Odisha government will submit its memorandum for 2020-2025.

Singh said the FC will have wide ranging consultation with the state government, political parties and other stakeholders like the chambers of commerce.

"Of course, we have an important role as far as three- tire bodies are concerned. We will talk to urban local bodies and panchayati raj institutions. So, it is fairly full wide ranging consultation with multiple stakeholders," Singh said.

He said that the commission, during its three-day interaction, would like to understand the opportunities and challenges of the economic development of Odisha.

This apart, the Commission will undertake field visits to take stock of the state government's poverty eradication programme (OLM) - an autonomous society under the aegis of the

The commission members will also visit Self Help Groups (SHGs), drinking water projects, cyclone shelters, and other development projects.

"The has arrived today and its members will come here tomorrow. We will like to project the state's requirements for the next five years from 2020." S B Behera said.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 19:30 IST